Fort Jackson trainee accused of hijacking school bus waives bond hearing

His next court date is May 28.
Updated: May. 7, 2021 at 8:26 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A court date has been set for the Fort Jackson trainee accused of hijacking a school bus.

Jovan Collazo, 23, is scheduled to appear in court on May 28.

Collazo, a soldier in training, was arrested after hijacking the school bus with a M4 rifle, officials say. He faces numerous charges including 19 counts of kidnapping.

He was scheduled to have a bond hearing Friday, May 7, but he waived his appearance.

The judge said his lawyer could request to reschedule the bond hearing. For now, he will remain in jail until his next scheduled court appearance on the 28th.

Video released by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department shows Collazo pointing the rifle at the driver and demanding he shut the door and drive.

The trainee’s rifle was not loaded, Fort Jackson officials confirmed.

According to officials, nobody on the bus was hurt.

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